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Alice Johnson
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Minnesota State Senate, District 37
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Alice M. Johnson is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Vice Chair
State and Local Government


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2012
State and Local Government


Campaign themes


Johnson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Move our Economy Forward

  • Excerpt: "Alice will promote economic development through smart investments, sound infrastructure, and clean energy. Alice supports policies to help small business start-up and grow, creating living wage jobs for area families."

Provide Quality Education for All Children

  • Excerpt: "Alice opposes measures to balance the state budget by borrowing billions from our schools. This has caused schools to make drastic cuts that have negatively affected our children’s learning. She believes that quality education is the key to Minnesota’s future success."

Reduce Property Taxes on Homeowners and Businesses

  • Excerpt: "Alice opposes the elimination of the Homestead Property Tax Credit. This legislation resulted in skyrocketing property taxes for our businesses and homeowners."



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Johnson won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 37. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent Pam Wolf (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlice Johnson 53.3% 22,814
     Republican Pam Wolf Incumbent 46.7% 19,962
Total Votes 42,776

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $111,477 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[4]

Alice Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota Senate, District 37 Won $62,310
1998 Minnesota House, District 48B Won $21,079
1996 Minnesota House, District 48B Won $28,088
Grand Total Raised $111,477


Johnson won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $62,310.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alice Johnson's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$9,405
Johnson, Alice M.$2,000
3rd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New$2,000
37th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New$1,250
Tom Tillberry House Dist 41A Committee$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$62,310
Source: Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[5]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
  • Legislators are scored on seven business-related bills.
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
  • Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.


In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[6]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[7]
Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."[8]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[9]


Johnson received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 54th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Gerlach (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 37
Succeeded by